March

March 1 — Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)

March 2 — Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, Born (1904)

March 3 — World Wildlife Day and Creation of CITES (1973)

March 4 — Hot Springs National Park Established (1921)

March 5 — Lynn Margulis, Evolutionary Biologist, Born (1938)

March 6 — Martha Burton Williamson, Pioneering Malacologist, Born (1843)

March 7 — Luther Burbank Born (1849)

March 8 — Everett Horton Patents the Telescoping Fishing Rod (1887)

March 9 — The Turbot War Begins (1995)

March 10 — Cape Lookout National Seashore Established (1966)

March 11 — Save the Redwoods League Founded (1918)

March 12 — Charles Young, First African-American National Park Superintendent, Born (1864)

March 12 — Girl Scouts Founded (1912)

March 13 — National Elephant Day, Thailand

March 14 — First National Wildlife Refuge Created (1903)

March 15 — Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Born (1874)

March 16 — Amoco Cadiz Runs Aground (1978)

March 17 — St. Patrick and Ireland’s Snakes

March 18 — Nation’s First Wildlife Refuge Created (1870)

March 19 — When the Swallows Return to Capistrano

March 20 — “Our Common Future” Published (1987)

March 21 — International Day of Forests

March 22 — World Water Day

March 23 — Sitka National Historical Park Created (1910)

March 24 — John Wesley Powell, Western Explorer, Born (1834)

March 25 — Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution, Born (1914)

March 26 — Marjorie Harris Carr, Pioneering Florida Conservationist, Born (1915)

March 27 — Trans-Alaska Pipeline Begun (1975)

March 28 — Joseph Bazalgette, London’s Sewer King, Born (1819)

March 29 — Niagara Falls Stops Flowing (1848)

March 30 — The United States Buys Alaska (1867)

March 31 — Al Gore, Environmental Activist and U.S. Vice President, Born (1948)

This Month in Conservation

January 1
NEPA Enacted (1970)
January 2
Bob Marshall Born (1901)
January 3
Canaveral National Seashore Created (1975)
January 4
The Real James Bond Born (1900)
January 5
National Bird Day
January 6
Wild Kingdom First Airs (1963)
January 7
Gerald Durrell Born (1925)
January 8
Alfred Russel Wallace Born (1823)
January 9
Muir Woods National Monument Created (1908)
January 10
National Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 11
Aldo Leopold Born (1887)
January 12
National Trust of England Established (1895)
January 13
MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady, Born (1935)
January 14
Martin Holdgate Born (1931)
January 15
British Museum Opened (1795)
January 16
Dian Fossey Born (1932)
January 17
Benjamin Franklin, America’s First Environmentalist, Born (1706)
January 18
White Sands National Monument Created (1933)
January 19
Yul Choi, Korean Environmentalist, Born (1949)
January 19
Acadia National Park Established (1929)
January 20
Penguin Appreciation Day
January 21
The Wilderness Society Founded (1935)
January 22
Iraq Sabotages Kuwaiti Oil Fields (1991)
January 23
Sweden Bans CFCs in Aerosols (1978)
January 24
Baden-Powell Publishes “Scouting for Boys” (1908)
January 25
Badlands National Park Established (1939)
January 26
Benjamin Franklin Disses the Bald Eagle (1784)
January 27
National Geographic Society Incorporated (1888)
January 28
Bermuda Petrel, Thought Extinct for 300 Years, Re-discovered (1951)
January 29
Edward Abbey, author of “Desert Solitaire,” Born (1927)
January 30
England Claims Antarctica (1820)
January 31
Stewart Udall, Secretary of Interior, Born (1920)
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